Overland Jakarta to Bali

Cultural tour of Indonesia

In a country of more than 17,000 islands, Java is one of Indonesia’s most culturally rich. It has been inhabited for more than a million years, and is home to some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including 4 of Indonesia’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Add to that the jaw dropping scenery and world-famous culture of Bali, and you have one of the world’s must-do island experiences.

Tour Information
Duration : 11 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 08 persons
Price (From) : US$ 2760
International air not included
Day 01: Arrive Jakarta
Day 02: Jakarta/Bogor/Bandung (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 03: Bandung
(B, L)
Day 04: Bandung/Baturaden (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 05: Baturaden/Dieng Plateau/Yogyakarta (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 06: Yogyakarta
(B, L)
Day 07: Yogyakarta/Bromo (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 08: Bromo/Bali (Flight)
(B)
Day 09: Kintamani & Besakih (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 10: Tanah Lot Tour
(B)
Day 11: Depart Bali
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Jakarta

Upon arrival at Jakarta, we are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in Southeast Asia! Remainder of the day is free to relax or start exploring.

Overnight: Hotel Santika, Jakarta (1 night)

Day 02: Jakarta/Bogor/Bandung (Drive)

Monas National Monument, Jakarta, Java Island, Indonesia

We start our exciting overland journey with a tour of Jakarta, including the National Monument, standing at 137-meters capped with a 50-kilo flame of gold symbolizing the nation's independence. We then journey to Bogor, with glimpses of the breathtaking diversity of the Indonesian archipelago. Here, experience the world class Bogor botanical garden, situated just behind the stunning 19th-century presidential palace. This botanical garden was officially established by the Dutch in 1817. It features more than 15,000 species of tropical plants from around the world, including 400 plus palm species, 5,000 trees and an orchid house with 3,000 varieties. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to Bandung via Puncak Pass, famous for its spectacular views of tea plantations on the mountain slopes.

Overnight: Jayakarta Hotel, Bandung (2 nights) (B, L)

Day 03: Bandung

Mountains around Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung, Indonesia

Start the day with a scenic drive through the mountain resort of Lembang as we head to the crater of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu. The amazing winding road to the crater takes us through green gardens and mountain forests , ending with a panoramic view at the rim of the crater. We then head to Sari Ater, a resort known for its mineral water spas said to heal skin diseases. Time to soak your feet in the hot water pool and relax. After lunch at a local restaurant, we return to Bandung, where we are entertained by the Udjok Angklung Orchestra with a traditional bamboo music performance. (B, L)

Day 04: Bandung/Baturaden (Drive)

Girls at the Istiqlal Mosque (Independence Mosque), Jakarta, Java Island, Indonesia

Today, savour a visit to scenic Cangkuang Lake, about 70 kilometers south of Bandung. Here, we cross on bamboo rafts to explore Cangkuang Temple, standing on an island in the middle of the lake. Continue to Tasikmalaya for lunch and visit the local handicraft centres. Enjoy scenes of rural life as we cross the border to Central Java, passing teakwood and rubber plantations en route. Our destination is Baturaden.

Overnight: Aston Purwokerto, Baturaden (1 night) (B, L)

Day 05: Baturaden/Dieng Plateau/Yogyakarta (Drive)

Drive to Wonosobo, from where we take an excursion to Dieng Plateau (2,600 meters above sea level). Here, we experience some of Java’s oldest temples, thought to date back to the 8th century, against a beautiful mountain backdrop. Afterwards, continue on to the famous cultural centre of Yogyakarta.

Overnight: Yogyakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta (2 nights) (B, L)

Day 06: Yogyakarta

Buddha statue with the hand position of dharmachakra mudra  amidst the latticed stone stupas containing Buddha statues on the upper terrace, Borobudur Temple Compounds, Central Java, Indonesia

A highlight of our tour today as we dive into the cultural hub of Yogyakarta. Start with a visit to famous Borobudur Temple, one the greatest ancient architectural monuments in the world. Built between AD 750 and 850 using forced labor from the surrounding countryside, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Though a Buddhist creation, it incorporates Persian, Babylonian and Greek influences. We also visit the nearby villages where the art of stone masonry is still being practiced in a similar manner to the peasants who built this astonishing monument. Next, experience the temples of Pawon and Mendut. Continue with a Jogjakarta city tour. Optional tours of Prambanan Temple, as well as an evening dinner at Purawisata using the local transportation “Becak” (traditional tricycles), are available. Please find details in the “Prices & Dates” section of this tour. (B, L)

Day 07: Yogyakarta/Bromo (Drive)

A unique experience and chance to see the countryside as we take a train to Jombang (departs at 6:55 AM and arrives at 11:00 AM). We then connect by road to Trowulan Museum, offering the largest collection of Majapahit relics in Indonesia. Continue on to Bromo for our overnight.

Overnight: Lava View Lodge, Bromo (1 night) (B, L)

Day 08: Bromo/Bali (Flight)

Classical thatched-roof Meru of the Ulu Danu Temple in Beratan Lake, Bali, Indonesia

Early morning drive by jeep to Cemoro Lawang village and Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters), where we see a magnificent sunrise over the scenery below. From here, we continue to Mount Bromo. Ride by horse passed the spectacular sand sea before a final optional climb of 245 stairs to reach the crater rim. After enjoying amazing views, we return to our hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to Surabaya airport. A short flight gets us to Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, where we are met and transferred to Kuta for our overnight.

Overnight: Pramar Sanur Hotel, Bali (3 nights) (B)

Day 09: Kintamani & Besakih  (Drive)

We drive to Batubulan village to see the famous Barong and Keris dance performances. Next, visit the art and handicraft villages of Celuk, Batuan, Mas and Ubud. Proceed to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th century, and Then Tampak Siring, home of the holy spring water temple, Tirta Empul. Next, we view the magnificent panorama of the still active Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur. Lunch is enjoyed at a local restaurant. (B, L)

Day 10: Tanah Lot Tour

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Morning tour of Mengwi to view the beautiful Taman Ayun temple, dating from 1556 and one of Bali’s 6 royal temples. We then see the holy monkey forest at Kedaton, noted for its temples inhabited by colonies of friendly monkeys. Finally, experience Tanah Lot temple, scenically set on a cliff overlooking the turquoise ocean below. Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Bali. (B)

Day 11: Depart Bali

Our experience of the culture and scenery of Java and Bali comes to the end as we are transferred to the airport in time for our departure flight. Or, extend your adventure to some of Indonesia’s less-travelled Islands, such as the rainforests of Sulawesi, home of the famous orangutans and the unique Toraja culture, or the incredible volcanic scenery of Sumatra. Contact Bestway for assistance with extending your adventure. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

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2024 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Daily Departures US$ 2760 US$ 695 - -
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2024 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Daily Departures CA$ 3727 CA$ 939 - -

Optional Activities

Activities Per Person
Day 6 - Visit to Prambanan Temple US$ 45 • CA$ 61
Day 6 - Dinner & dance at Purawisata with Becak ride US$ 125 • CA$ 169

Notes

March 11, 2024 is Nyepi Day (Bali’s Day of Silence)
  • The silence begins sunrise around 6:00 am and will go on for the next 24 hours.
  • All shops are closed.
  • Guests are recommended to stay inside the hotels/resorts area.
  • When listening to music or watching TV in your hotel rooms, kindly keep the sound at minimum level.
  • There will be no traffic in the whole of Bali island.
  • Ngurah Rai airport will be closed, so there will be neither arrival nor departure in the airport on that day.
  • Emergency medical and police services remain functional.

Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Dance performances as mentioned
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Domestic airfare within Indonesia (Surabaya/Bali currently at US$ 78 per person)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 08 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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